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Thinking of starting your own business when you leave university? We can help you take your first steps, and point you towards the many sources of support available. You can also read our profiles of entrepreneurs who’ve been there and done that, to help your learn from their experiences.

Covering your living costs if you follow an alternative career path

Thinking of starting your own business or entering a career where you’re unlikely to get a full-time, permanent job as a fresh graduate? Get our advice on ways to cover your living costs and take inspiration from our case study of actor Lily Maryon.

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Entrepreneur profiles: Catrin Komor, confectionary

Catrin Komor graduated from the University of Exeter in 2016 with a degree in English literature. She now works full time running her own business, Fwdge, making and selling fudge and caramel sauce.

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Entrepreneur profiles: Dan Ziv, tech

Dan studied law and economics at Tel Aviv University, graduating in 2008, and completed an MBA at London Business School, graduating in 2014. He’s currently CEO of personal communication platform TouchNote, having previously founded two businesses and a charity.

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Entrepreneurship and business terminology busted

Get to grips with the terminology you need to know to start your own business, from angel investors and equity to pitches and patents.

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Seven steps to starting a business

Get to grips with the basics of how to start your own business as a graduate by reading our seven-step guide.

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Sources of support for entrepreneurs

Discover the support available for student and graduate entrepreneurs, whether you’ve already launched a start-up up or are just curious about whether you might enjoy doing this one day.

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